Period
to 4 April 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Microsoft Excel skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Microsoft Excel over the 6 months to 4 April 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Excel
UK > England
6 months to
4 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 67 74 67
Rank change year-on-year +7 -7 -7
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Excel 1,790 2,878 3,293
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 3.23% 3.27% 3.53%
As % of the Applications category 37.26% 38.66% 39.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,097 1,765 2,102
Median daily rate £350 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.67% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £155 £163 £163
90th Percentile £599 £588 £588
UK median daily rate £350 £375 £370
% change year-on-year -6.67% +1.35% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 135 188 229
Median hourly rate £20.11 £17.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.91% -12.50% +11.83%
10th Percentile £11.50 £9.51 £10.99
90th Percentile £42.35 £43.23 £40.00
UK median hourly rate £20.29 £17.25 £20.00
% change year-on-year +17.59% -13.75% +14.29%

Microsoft Excel is in the Software Applications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for software application skills.

All Software Application Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 4,804 7,445 8,318
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 8.67% 8.45% 8.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,748 4,369 5,057
Median daily rate £350 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.67% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £143 £148 £148
90th Percentile £557 £575 £575
UK median daily rate £350 £375 £365
% change year-on-year -6.67% +2.74% +4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 545 612 725
Median hourly rate £18.00 £16.00 £16.20
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -1.23% +1.25%
10th Percentile £11.50 £10.58 £10.50
90th Percentile £41.22 £43.00 £37.58
Median hourly rate £18.00 £16.30 £16.00
% change year-on-year +10.43% +1.88% +3.23%

Microsoft Excel
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Microsoft Excel as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Excel in England

Microsoft Excel
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Microsoft Excel in England.

Daily rate trend for Microsoft Excel in England

Microsoft Excel
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Microsoft Excel in England over the 6 months to 4 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Microsoft Excel in England

Microsoft Excel
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Microsoft Excel in England.

Hourly rate trend for Microsoft Excel in England

Microsoft Excel
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Microsoft Excel in England over the 6 months to 4 April 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Microsoft Excel in England

Microsoft Excel
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Excel within the England region over the 6 months to 4 April 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +2 801 £413 +3.13% 104
South East +4 377 £325 -13.33% 92
North of England +17 249 £325 - 72
Midlands +6 144 £313 -3.85% 45
South West 0 138 £329 -7.24% 52
North West +20 130 £325 - 44
West Midlands +20 103 £313 -8.63% 35
Yorkshire +21 91 £325 +8.33% 21
East of England +9 81 £225 -34.97% 35
East Midlands -2 40 £300 -7.69% 10
North East +21 27 £305 -17.01% 7
Microsoft Excel
UK

For the 6 months to 4 April 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Excel also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for Microsoft Excel.

1 699 (39.05%) Microsoft
2 559 (31.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 516 (28.83%) SQL
4 491 (27.43%) Finance
5 458 (25.59%) Microsoft Office
6 381 (21.28%) Analytical Skills
7 324 (18.10%) Business Intelligence
8 270 (15.08%) Agile Software Development
9 266 (14.86%) Power Platform
10 263 (14.69%) Power BI
11 258 (14.41%) Problem-Solving
12 257 (14.36%) SQL Server
13 242 (13.52%) Windows
14 225 (12.57%) MS Visio
15 223 (12.46%) Project Management
16 212 (11.84%) VBA
17 203 (11.34%) SharePoint
18 180 (10.06%) Security Cleared
19 171 (9.55%) Analytics
20 169 (9.44%) Migration
21 162 (9.05%) Data Analysis
22 159 (8.88%) Degree
23 153 (8.55%) Oracle
24 148 (8.27%) Stakeholder Management
25 135 (7.54%) Azure
26 134 (7.49%) SC Cleared
27 129 (7.21%) Visualisation
28 124 (6.93%) PMO
29 123 (6.87%) Public Sector
30 122 (6.82%) Microsoft Project

Microsoft Excel
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 203 (11.34%) SharePoint
2 40 (2.23%) Confluence
3 36 (2.01%) MS Exchange
4 32 (1.79%) SAS
5 22 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2003
5 22 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2007
6 13 (0.73%) Skype for Business
7 10 (0.56%) CMS
8 7 (0.39%) IIS
9 6 (0.34%) ArcGIS
9 6 (0.34%) WebLogic
10 4 (0.22%) WebSphere
11 3 (0.17%) Exchange Server 2010
11 3 (0.17%) Oracle Workflow
12 2 (0.11%) Drupal
12 2 (0.11%) IBM Notes
12 2 (0.11%) Moodle
12 2 (0.11%) MS Project Server
12 2 (0.11%) Oracle 10gAS
12 2 (0.11%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 559 (31.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 458 (25.59%) Microsoft Office
3 225 (12.57%) MS Visio
4 122 (6.82%) Microsoft Project
5 89 (4.97%) Spreadsheet
6 24 (1.34%) Acrobat
7 11 (0.61%) Photoshop
8 6 (0.34%) SPSS
9 3 (0.17%) Adobe Illustrator
10 2 (0.11%) Adobe Premiere
10 2 (0.11%) Camtasia
10 2 (0.11%) Stata
11 1 (0.056%) Adobe After Effects
11 1 (0.056%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 1 (0.056%) AutoCAD
11 1 (0.056%) Chatbot
11 1 (0.056%) InDesign
11 1 (0.056%) InfoPath
11 1 (0.056%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 43 (2.40%) Dynamics CRM
2 25 (1.40%) Remedy ITSM
3 22 (1.23%) SAP HCM
4 21 (1.17%) SAP Payroll
5 17 (0.95%) SAP HR
6 10 (0.56%) SAP ERP
7 9 (0.50%) SAP S/4HANA
8 8 (0.45%) Dynamics AX
9 7 (0.39%) Cognos TM1
10 6 (0.34%) Elite 3E
10 6 (0.34%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 6 (0.34%) SAP BPC
10 6 (0.34%) Workfront
11 5 (0.28%) Eloqua
11 5 (0.28%) HFM
11 5 (0.28%) Magento
11 5 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
12 4 (0.22%) Carpe Diem
12 4 (0.22%) Oracle ERP
12 4 (0.22%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 266 (14.86%) Power Platform
2 135 (7.54%) Azure
3 110 (6.15%) Office 365
4 43 (2.40%) Dynamics 365
5 40 (2.23%) AWS
6 33 (1.84%) PowerApps
7 27 (1.51%) Serverless
8 26 (1.45%) Azure Functions
9 24 (1.34%) Microsoft Flow
10 21 (1.17%) SaaS
11 19 (1.06%) Azure Active Directory
12 18 (1.01%) OneDrive
13 13 (0.73%) Azure Data Factory
13 13 (0.73%) Google Sheets
14 11 (0.61%) GCP
15 9 (0.50%) AWS Lambda
15 9 (0.50%) Google Analytics
15 9 (0.50%) SuccessFactors
16 7 (0.39%) GitHub
16 7 (0.39%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 36 (2.01%) Internet
2 35 (1.96%) LAN
3 32 (1.79%) VPN
4 28 (1.56%) Remote Desktop
5 27 (1.51%) WebEx
6 25 (1.40%) Skype
7 24 (1.34%) WAN
8 21 (1.17%) Radio Access Network
9 16 (0.89%) Wi-Fi
10 15 (0.84%) 4G
11 14 (0.78%) DNS
11 14 (0.78%) Firewall
11 14 (0.78%) TCP/IP
12 12 (0.67%) Wireless
13 11 (0.61%) 5G
13 11 (0.61%) Network Security
14 9 (0.50%) VoIP
15 8 (0.45%) DHCP
15 8 (0.45%) FTP
15 8 (0.45%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 263 (14.69%) Power BI
2 257 (14.36%) SQL Server
3 116 (6.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 113 (6.31%) Data Warehouse
5 110 (6.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 55 (3.07%) Relational Database
7 52 (2.91%) QlikView
8 51 (2.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 50 (2.79%) MS Access
10 30 (1.68%) Data Mining
11 26 (1.45%) Oracle Reports
12 23 (1.28%) Big Data
13 21 (1.17%) OLAP
13 21 (1.17%) PowerPivot
13 21 (1.17%) SAP BW
14 19 (1.06%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 18 (1.01%) Crystal Reports
16 16 (0.89%) Oracle Database
17 15 (0.84%) MySQL
17 15 (0.84%) Qlik Sense
Development Applications
1 83 (4.64%) JIRA
2 53 (2.96%) Visual Studio
3 20 (1.12%) Team Foundation Server
4 16 (0.89%) Git (software)
4 16 (0.89%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 11 (0.61%) Subversion
6 10 (0.56%) Jenkins
7 9 (0.50%) Selenium
8 6 (0.34%) Cucumber
8 6 (0.34%) HP UFT
8 6 (0.34%) Rational DOORS
8 6 (0.34%) SoapUI
9 5 (0.28%) ClearQuest
10 4 (0.22%) Eclipse
10 4 (0.22%) NUnit
10 4 (0.22%) Octopus Deploy
10 4 (0.22%) Rational Rhapsody
11 3 (0.17%) Gatling
11 3 (0.17%) Postman
11 3 (0.17%) ScriptRunner
General
1 491 (27.43%) Finance
2 123 (6.87%) Public Sector
3 105 (5.87%) Banking
4 83 (4.64%) Telecoms
5 69 (3.85%) Marketing
6 55 (3.07%) Legal
7 50 (2.79%) Front Office
7 50 (2.79%) Retail
8 32 (1.79%) Manufacturing
9 30 (1.68%) Investment Banking
10 22 (1.23%) Law
11 21 (1.17%) German Language
12 20 (1.12%) Pharmaceutical
13 18 (1.01%) Billing
14 12 (0.67%) Electronics
14 12 (0.67%) Publishing
15 11 (0.61%) Local Government
16 9 (0.50%) Advertising
17 8 (0.45%) French Language
17 8 (0.45%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 638 (35.64%) Analyst
2 254 (14.19%) Developer
3 208 (11.62%) Data Analyst
4 96 (5.36%) Business Analyst
5 82 (4.58%) Administrator
6 75 (4.19%) Coordinator
7 70 (3.91%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 68 (3.80%) Project Manager
9 61 (3.41%) SQL Analyst
10 54 (3.02%) Business Intelligence Analyst
10 54 (3.02%) Consultant
11 48 (2.68%) Architect
11 48 (2.68%) Project Coordinator
11 48 (2.68%) SQL Developer
12 46 (2.57%) Junior
13 43 (2.40%) C# Developer
14 41 (2.29%) Financial Analyst
14 41 (2.29%) Support Engineer
15 40 (2.23%) Excel Analyst
16 39 (2.18%) Power BI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 107 (5.98%) .NET
2 56 (3.13%) XML
3 53 (2.96%) HTML
4 31 (1.73%) CSS
5 24 (1.34%) WinForms
6 22 (1.23%) ASP.NET
7 20 (1.12%) AngularJS
8 19 (1.06%) MDX
8 19 (1.06%) SAP Fiori
9 18 (1.01%) Web Services
9 18 (1.01%) WPF
10 17 (0.95%) .NET Core
10 17 (0.95%) .NET Framework
11 15 (0.84%) React
12 12 (0.67%) JSON
13 11 (0.61%) Middleware
14 8 (0.45%) HTML5
15 7 (0.39%) jQuery
15 7 (0.39%) Oracle Fusion
15 7 (0.39%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 381 (21.28%) Analytical Skills
2 94 (5.25%) Self-Motivation
3 74 (4.13%) Management Information System
4 48 (2.68%) NHS
5 25 (1.40%) Blackberry
5 25 (1.40%) Data Structures
6 23 (1.28%) PDA
7 22 (1.23%) Fixed Income
7 22 (1.23%) Video Conferencing
8 21 (1.17%) Data Centre
8 21 (1.17%) Derivative
9 19 (1.06%) User Experience
10 13 (0.73%) Smartphone
11 12 (0.67%) Driving Licence
11 12 (0.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 12 (0.67%) OTC Derivatives
12 11 (0.61%) FMCG
13 10 (0.56%) e-Learning
13 10 (0.56%) Social Media
13 10 (0.56%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 242 (13.52%) Windows
2 107 (5.98%) Windows 10
3 53 (2.96%) Windows Server
4 42 (2.35%) Windows 7
5 33 (1.84%) Apple iOS
6 32 (1.79%) Windows XP
7 30 (1.68%) Windows Server 2008
8 28 (1.56%) Unix
9 27 (1.51%) Linux
10 24 (1.34%) Windows Server 2003
11 22 (1.23%) Windows 2000
11 22 (1.23%) Windows Vista
12 13 (0.73%) Mac OS
13 8 (0.45%) Android
13 8 (0.45%) Windows Server 2012
14 5 (0.28%) Windows Server 2016
15 3 (0.17%) Mac OS X
15 3 (0.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 2 (0.11%) Oracle Linux
16 2 (0.11%) pSOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 324 (18.10%) Business Intelligence
2 270 (15.08%) Agile Software Development
3 258 (14.41%) Problem-Solving
4 223 (12.46%) Project Management
5 171 (9.55%) Analytics
6 169 (9.44%) Migration
7 162 (9.05%) Data Analysis
8 148 (8.27%) Stakeholder Management
9 129 (7.21%) Visualisation
10 121 (6.76%) ETL
11 118 (6.59%) Change Management
12 103 (5.75%) Data Modelling
13 93 (5.20%) ITIL
14 87 (4.86%) Decision-Making
15 86 (4.80%) PRINCE2
16 74 (4.13%) Project Delivery
16 74 (4.13%) SDLC
17 73 (4.08%) CRM
17 73 (4.08%) Time Management
18 70 (3.91%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 516 (28.83%) SQL
2 212 (11.84%) VBA
3 114 (6.37%) Python
4 105 (5.87%) C#
5 96 (5.36%) T-SQL
6 52 (2.91%) VB
7 47 (2.63%) R
8 46 (2.57%) JavaScript
9 42 (2.35%) PowerShell
10 36 (2.01%) C++
11 33 (1.84%) Java
12 28 (1.56%) PL/SQL
13 27 (1.51%) C
14 26 (1.45%) VB.NET
15 24 (1.34%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
16 12 (0.67%) MATLAB
17 11 (0.61%) VBScript
18 7 (0.39%) Shell Script
19 6 (0.34%) PHP
19 6 (0.34%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 180 (10.06%) Security Cleared
2 159 (8.88%) Degree
3 134 (7.49%) SC Cleared
4 22 (1.23%) ISEB
5 19 (1.06%) BPSS Clearance
6 18 (1.01%) Computer Science Degree
7 17 (0.95%) PMI Certification
8 16 (0.89%) DV Cleared
9 15 (0.84%) ISTQB
10 13 (0.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 13 (0.73%) Microsoft Certification
10 13 (0.73%) PMP
11 10 (0.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 8 (0.45%) ACCA
12 8 (0.45%) MCP
12 8 (0.45%) Numerate Degree
13 6 (0.34%) CIMA
13 6 (0.34%) Cisco Certification
13 6 (0.34%) ISEB Practitioner
13 6 (0.34%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 124 (6.93%) PMO
2 72 (4.02%) QA
3 54 (3.02%) Data Quality
4 36 (2.01%) SLA
5 28 (1.56%) GDPR
6 21 (1.17%) Solvency II
7 18 (1.01%) IFRS
8 3 (0.17%) GAMP
8 3 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 3 (0.17%) P3O
9 2 (0.11%) Dodd-Frank
9 2 (0.11%) GxP
9 2 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 17025
9 2 (0.11%) JSP 440
9 2 (0.11%) MiFID
9 2 (0.11%) PCI DSS
10 1 (0.056%) Cyber Essentials
10 1 (0.056%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 1 (0.056%) ITGC
10 1 (0.056%) PSD2
System Software
1 113 (6.31%) Active Directory
2 16 (0.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (0.50%) Virtual Desktop
4 8 (0.45%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (0.22%) vSphere
6 3 (0.17%) HDFS
7 2 (0.11%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (0.11%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.11%) XenApp
8 1 (0.056%) Docker
8 1 (0.056%) Firmware
8 1 (0.056%) NFS
8 1 (0.056%) Time Sharing Option
8 1 (0.056%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 1 (0.056%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.056%) VirtualBox
8 1 (0.056%) VMFS
8 1 (0.056%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 25 (1.40%) SCCM
1 25 (1.40%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 22 (1.23%) ServiceCenter
3 7 (0.39%) HP Quality Center
4 5 (0.28%) Control-M
4 5 (0.28%) HP ALM
4 5 (0.28%) NetBackup
5 4 (0.22%) Cisco CUCM
5 4 (0.22%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (0.22%) Puppet
6 3 (0.17%) Microsoft Intune
6 3 (0.17%) PowerCLI
6 3 (0.17%) SCOM
6 3 (0.17%) Terraform
7 2 (0.11%) AirWatch
7 2 (0.11%) Ansible
7 2 (0.11%) Nagios
7 2 (0.11%) Netcool
7 2 (0.11%) Oracle Statspack
7 2 (0.11%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 699 (39.05%) Microsoft
2 153 (8.55%) Oracle
3 120 (6.70%) SAP
4 107 (5.98%) Tableau
5 62 (3.46%) Remedy
6 56 (3.13%) Adobe
7 42 (2.35%) HP
8 41 (2.29%) Google
9 34 (1.90%) Salesforce.com
10 32 (1.79%) ServiceNow
11 27 (1.51%) Sparx
12 25 (1.40%) Bomgar
13 24 (1.34%) Cisco
14 22 (1.23%) Peregrine
15 21 (1.17%) Citrix
16 19 (1.06%) IBM
16 19 (1.06%) VMware
17 17 (0.95%) Cognos
18 15 (0.84%) Alteryx
19 14 (0.78%) Dell